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Old 09-26-2010, 07:39 AM
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On the MaxAmps web site they say they have lowered prices by 20-30% across the board. They have 60C batteries. So a 4s, 5250Mah 60C lipo is 169$. Three year warranty and fully waterproof. Seems like a decent deal to me. I always thought their batteries were overpriced, and you were paying for marketing and flashy pack covers. But they seem to have responded to price pressure from Zippy, Turnegy, and the like. You can still get a comparable battery from Hobbyking for less, but the "C "rating is not as high and no warranty or waterproofness. I do kinda like the idea of supporting an American company.

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yeh man they sound pretty kick ass to me, if they fit your battery tray buy one and just try it out, if it puffs up and or a cell dies out just send it back get another one and if it keeps happening keep sending them back and etc untill they give you a full money refund. I HIGHLY doubt it will get to that point since there batteries are a alright battery.

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Have had bad luck with max amps. They just dont seem to hold up. Maybe I will look at getting another pack fromt them but Im not going to rush over and buy some right now. There prices still suck compared to any of the other higher end brands. Maybe If they cut there prices down to match what other companies charge (venom, smc, Hyperion) with a three year warranty I would definetly consider trying them agin.
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Be aware their 60C rating is a surge rating, not continuous like most other brands.
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I'm curious where you say it for $169.99? I just went there and saw the same pack for $189.99 which is still a pretty damn good deal considering the Reedy 5000mah 14.8v is $250+
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I'm curious where you say it for $169.99? I just went there and saw the same pack for $189.99 which is still a pretty damn good deal considering the Reedy 5000mah 14.8v is $250+
Sorry, the soft pack is 169$, the hard case is 189$. I was unaware the surge was 60C, so that makes them 40C....correct??
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Gotcha.
There is no real way to tell exactly what the constant and burst C rating is with their packs as "surge watts" is pretty new to the industry in terms of ratings but they have a lot of punch, bottom line. More than enough power and amperage to handle anything 1/8 or smaller. Probably even 1/5 but I personally haven't tried. They're good packs.
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Originally Posted by trout74 View Post
Sorry, the soft pack is 169$, the hard case is 189$. I was unaware the surge was 60C, so that makes them 40C....correct??
More like a 30c.. typically the surge (peak) is 2x what the continuous is but in their defense I've never tested the packs so who knows.. thats what is so fun about the maxamp rating system... it makes it even more pointless than the current C rating system out there that is hard enough to figure out.
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Originally Posted by 8ight-e View Post
More like a 30c.. typically the surge (peak) is 2x what the continuous is but in their defense I've never tested the packs so who knows.. thats what is so fun about the maxamp rating system... it makes it even more pointless than the current C rating system out there that is hard enough to figure out.

I agree, I have a 6000mah 2C pack from them that is roughly three years old. I have run it a bunch, and stored it for 6months ( winter in iowa is long! ) and likely didnt store it correctly, and it still matches and takesa charge fine, one of the wafers is puffed, likely my fault for long storage with no change in it. Its just the three year warranty that I like. I have Zippy and Turnegy, and I dont really care of they dont last long or I get a bad one, cause they only cost 50 bucks! But I would like a QUALITY pack.
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I have not had the best luck with Maxamps. 720i charger had a problem, 30 amp power supply had a problem, and 3 different batteries had problems. I have always been a Maxamps fan but with my Zippy barreries running on three years with no issue I am beginning to think Maxamps is not right for me.
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Make sure you understand that 3 year maxamps warranty is a pro-rated warranty.
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Originally Posted by kcobra View Post
Make sure you understand that 3 year maxamps warranty is a pro-rated warranty.
that is what im figuring out. but still a warranty is better than none. Thing is, I have a Zippy 5000mah 25C 4s lipo. Had it for almost 3 years. Its great. I swear I cant kill it. But I just wonder if I spent 170$ on a maxamps would it be even better?? Would it be so awesome I wouldnt mind the price difference? I have no comparison. I own a 6000mah 2s maxamps, but its not a 4s, so I cant compare, it is puffed but its old and abused and past its usable life time. I truly dont mind spending more for quality, but I do mind spending more for quality I cant see, and or use. understand?

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as a follow up, if you look around. Reedy, SMC, MaxAmps, ThunderPower all have similar prices. If you compare pack for pack they are all within 25$ of each other. then you look at HobbyKing and pack for pack, HobbyKing is 1/2 the price. SO SOMTHING is different. Im sure the afore mentioned names buy "A" cells and HobbyKing uses "D or E" cells. BUT, does it really matter? Maybe it does, im just asking, but for twice the cost, if is DOES matter I want to see and fell the difference, otherwise ill spend my hard earned money on organic grass fed beef instead. Because I can taste and feel the difference there.

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I've had great luck with Maxamps in my cars and planes. Also, check the weights. Maxamps is lighter than any comparable battery of the same mah rating. I run a 6500 4s with a Tekin 1900 in my buggy and it has 20% left after a 20min main.
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i am not trying to put down Maxamps but, I have had three batteries from them,
The first One caught On fire charging, i took the blame for that one though, The second One puffed really bad, and the third did good and slightly puffed, My 2 zippy 3700 25c lasted longer, balanced great everytime. Every battery is going to give out over time and it depends on how you treat them.
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